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China paint to blame for toy safety scares?

China paint to blame for toy safety scares?

China is: Only one source...There have been documented issues with least in the paint on toys imported from china. Do research on toys you want before you buy. In general though, there are toy scares on many levels. Small pieces, things that break easily and can be inhaled, etc. Use common sense. Children still love natures toys the best...Sticks, twigs, paper, boxes etc. Lol. They are so imaginative. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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How do nursing homes evacuate during tornado warning?

How do nursing homes evacuate during tornado warning?

Depends: Those who can walk or move in a wheel chair should enter a small interior room( like a bathroom) if there is no basement. Long hallways are better than a room with a window, but sometimes the long hallways become wind tunnels. Those in beds should be moved next to an interior wall and covered in blankets or possible extra mattress. Draw the shades to help prevent flying glass. ...Read more

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Do premature babies need special car seats?

Do premature babies need special car seats?

Yes: Every baby born less than 37 weeks gestation should have a car seat trial before discharge from the hospital, to ensure breathing is adequate. The hospital staff should check to see if the car seat you've selected is appropriate for the baby's size, and they should teach you how to use it safely. Baby may need a car bed if s/he fails the car seat test. Always place the car seat rear-facing. ...Read more

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Universal precautions infection control website?

Universal precautions infection control website?

OSHA & CDC: http://www.osha.gov/sltc/etools/hospital/hazards/univprec/univ.html http://www.Cdc.Gov/niosh/topics/bbp/universal.Html.

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Do senior home residents get evacuated during tornado warning?

Do senior home residents get evacuated during tornado warning?

Check SOP: I think you would need to check with the specific facility. Each should have a standardized operating procedure for emergencies (to include environmental emergencies). Depending on situation, it may be safer in some situations to maintain refuge within the facility (in place) as opposed to evacuating. My guess is that a lot would go into making this type of decision. ...Read more

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How come asbestos workers get lung diseases? Didnt they wear protective equipment? Similar to how the asbestos removers wear protective equipment

How come asbestos workers get lung diseases? Didnt they wear protective equipment? Similar to how the asbestos removers wear protective equipment

Asbestos: asbestos fibers are small and many workers are not that careful about wearing the protective equipment properly and 100% of the time while they are exposed to the dust in the air. ...Read more

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Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Can you buy child safety proof containers for cleaning supplies?

Child proofing : Yes. You can also buy locks to put on the cabinet you keep them in. Most stores that carry baby products, have a child proofing section. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Depends. : There are a wide range of hospital mattresses. The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours ...Read more

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Could household breathing masks protect against secondhand smoke?

Could household breathing masks protect against secondhand smoke?

Not much: it might screen out some of the larger particulate matter, but not the smaller particles as well as the molecules in the smoke, like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. The best treatment is to prevent it. If people are smoking in your home, don't allow it. If you don't have a choice, try negotiating a 'smoking room' which could be outfitted with "smoke-eaters." Check with your towns laws on this. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks from wearing cat flea collars?

YES !!! if it is a: Human wearing the collar. They are not effective on humans and the chemicals they contain can cause illness. ...Read more

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Are there any good clothes to wear to prevent radiation damage from flying?

Are there any good clothes to wear to prevent radiation damage from flying?

Yes, but why bother.: Lead lined clothing will block the rays. But there is such minute exposure, why bother. How do u plan on getting past the metal detectors. Your question is one of many examples of the unfounded ears that are so rampant in america, reaching hysterical proportions. ...Read more

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Should I wear a surgical mask or latex gloves at the airport to prevent catching swine flu?

Should I wear a surgical mask or latex gloves at the airport to prevent catching swine flu?

Mask: You can wear a surgical mask or a scarf even. I dont recoomend gloves. Carry instant hand sanitizer so u can quickly sanitize after you touch something. ...Read more

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What are fire safety concerns for cotton vs synthetic bed clothes?

What are fire safety concerns for cotton vs synthetic bed clothes?

Different: Synthetic clothes of any type will melt when exposed to flame, be they bed clothes or anything else. Natural fabrics tend to not burn as easily, particularly wool fabrics, which are very difficult to burn, if at all. Cotton will burn, but at least will not melt to the skin. ...Read more

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Are crib toys safe?

Are crib toys safe?

Depends: It depends upon the toy.Please be more specific. ...Read more

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Embarrassed, but parents have many pets. Dogs, cats, 2 birds. Wish they disinfected floor after accidents. Can I get sick? Suggestions for prevention?

Embarrassed, but parents have many pets. Dogs, cats, 2 birds. Wish they disinfected floor after accidents. Can I get sick? Suggestions for prevention?

Possible: Dogs and cats may carry intestinal parasites which are transmittable to humans, but generally require the fecal-oral route, in which fecal matter from the animal gets into your mouth or food. Same is true for bacterial pathogens they may be carrying. Birds may carry ornithosis, but generally this is transmitted through the respiratory tract. Uncommon except in poultry farmers. Help clean up. ...Read more

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How do you use universal precautions to prevent the spread of pathogens?

How do you use universal precautions to prevent the spread of pathogens?

Blood precautions: Universal precautions should be applied to all situations where there is risk for blood or body fluid exposure. This includes latex gloves, gowns, face mask, eye protection and appropriate cleaning solutions. ...Read more

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